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Thousands ‘race for a cure’ in Howard County for breast cancer awareness month

Thousands ‘race for a cure’ in Howard County for breast cancer awareness month

Thousands ‘race for a cure’ in Howard County for breast cancer awareness month

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — WBFF — Thousands dressed in pink came out to participate in the 2018 Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for a Cure in Howard County.

The annual 5K race around Columbia Gateway raises money for national breast cancer research along with local cancer screenings and treatments.

Breast Cancer survivors, family members and community support groups were in attendance.

“This is honestly, and I’ve said it a thousand times, the greatest sorority you never want to be apart of,” said Karen Stark, and 18-month breast cancer survivor.

“The most important thing people can do is their self exams,” said Stark.”Mammograms will do the base and give you information but your self exam, you’re doing it all the time, every month, you’re going to notice that subtle difference.”

According to Komen Maryland, one women in the U.S. will lose her life to breast cancer every 30 minutes.

The organization hopes to raise $900,000 to help reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% by 2026.

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